AHRQ's MONAHRQ® is one of six winners in the HHSinnovates program
Research Activities, May 2011, No. 369
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced that MONAHRQ® was one of six winners in the HHSinnovates program, which received 90 nominations for the competition. HHS launched HHSinnovates last year to recognize exceptional innovation efforts throughout all of HHS. MONAHRQ®, "My Own Network, powered by AHRQ," is a stellar example of innovation at its best.
The MONAHRQ® team, led by Anne Elixhauser, Ph.D., and Carol Sniegoski, Ph.D., and which included Thomson Reuters Health Care, developed free software that lets organizations create health care reporting Web sites. These sites assist communities in assessing their health care needs and help consumers search for health care resources that fit their needs.
What the MONAHRQ® team recognized is that although the data for these sites already existed, creating software to make the information available was an obstacle that needed to be overcome. The team effectively brought down that barrier, and now MONAHRQ® is making useful health care data widely available.
The MONAHRQ® Web site is available at http://monahrq.ahrq.gov.